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The Girl Scouts Have Unsold Cookies Left. 15 Million Boxes!
The 109-year-old organization says the coronavirus — not thinner demand for Thin Mints — is the main culprit for the glut of leftover cookies.
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Race, Drugs And Sentencing At the Supreme Court
The court ruled that some crack cocaine offenders sentenced to harsh prison terms more than a decade ago cannot get their sentences reduced under a federal law designed to do just that.
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Fake Records Of Rabies Shots Prompt U.S. Ban On Dogs From 113 Countries
A surge in pet adoptions has increased demand for dogs imported from around the world. Most are fine, but federal officials turned up 450 dogs in 2020 with false records — 50% more than in 2019.
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Israel Has Become The First Country To Ban The Sale Of Fur Clothing
Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.
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An Illinois Chemical Plant Explosion And Fires Prompt Evacuations
The explosion in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground.
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The Man Accused Of Hitting A Muslim Family With His Car Is Facing Terrorism Charges
Canadian prosecutors have accused Nathaniel Veltman of driving down and killing four members of a Muslim family in Ontario. Police allege the incident was a premeditated attack targeting Muslims.
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Investigators Find Remains of 17 Victims Under A Suspected Serial Killer's House
Authorities in Mexico say they have found nearly 4,000 bone fragments so far under a home on the outskirts of Mexico City. The 72-year-old suspect, now in police custody, is a former butcher.
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Family Of Alton Sterling Has Accepted $4.5 Million For His Killing By Police
Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.
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2 Americans Are Standing Trial In Japan Over Allegedly Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape
On the opening day of their trial in Tokyo, statements from the two U.S. citizens suggest that they don't plan to fight charges of assisting former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan.
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Ned Beatty, Character Actor Of 'Network' And 'Deliverance,' Has Died At 83
Beatty was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts. He worked constantly, his credits including more than 150 movies and TV shows.
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Novavax Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Extremely Effective
In a large scale study, Novavax said its vaccine was completely effective against the original coronavirus strain and also effective against some variants. It works differently than other vaccines.
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1 Woman Is Dead, Others Injured In Minneapolis After A Driver Plows Into Protestors
Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, by U.S. Marshals in Minneapolis when a man plowed into a crowd Sunday night.
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It's Personal: Zoom'd Out Workplace Ready For Face-To-Face Conversations To Return
Before the pandemic, the Janelia Research Campus was a hive of collaboration. Now, as researchers return to their offices and labs, they're eager to restore the connections lost this past year.
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China Has Promised To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2060, But Coal Is Still King
This year, China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060. It has invested heavily in solar, wind and nuclear energy. Still, coal-fired heavy industry made up 37% of its economic activity last year.
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Hyundai Plant In Alabama Pauses Manufacturing Due To Car Chip Shortage
A global shortage of semiconductor chips has impacted the manufacturing of cars, electronics and appliances.
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Top Dog! Pekingese Named Wasabi Wins Westminster Show
Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom's most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019.
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Biden Has Private Visit With Queen Elizabeth II, Who 'Reminded Me Of My Mother'
It was the first private meeting between President Biden and the queen since he won the White House in November. Queen Elizabeth II has now met with 13 presidents.
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Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple For Info On Former White House Counsel
The secret DOJ subpoena sought account information for Don McGahn as well as his wife. It is unclear what the department was investigating or whether prosecutors obtained any account information.
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A Judge Has Thrown Out A Lawsuit Brought By Hospital Workers Over A Vaccine Mandate
In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, a U.S. judge upheld Houston Methodist Hospital's vaccination policy, saying its requirement that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine breaks no federal law.
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Assessing Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 Uninterrupted Years In Power
The Israeli prime minister leaves office with a legacy that includes economic prosperity, a growing partisan divide in the U.S. over support for Israel and the unresolved conflict with Palestinians.
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Netanyahu Is Out: Naftali Bennett Will Be Installed As Israel's New Prime Minister
The Israeli Knesset has voted to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years is power. Israel's longest-serving prime minister will be succeeded by Naftali Bennett, a former aide turned political rival.
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'Crazy Worms' Threaten America's Trees — And (Gasp!) Our Maple Syrup
The invasive worms, which reproduce rapidly, are creating havoc in forests. They thrash around so violently that they can jump out of a person's hand. They also lose their tail — on purpose.
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New Device Taps Brain Signals To Help Stroke Patients Regain Hand Function
After a stroke, people often lose dexterity in one hand. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized a device that can restore function by encouraging the brain to rewire.
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Tackling 'Energy Justice' Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It
President Biden's climate plans call for spending big on energy efficiency. New research could help make sure it actually targets the poor and minority households that most need it.
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Gas Explosion In Central China Kills At Least 12
Rescue efforts are still ongoing. Officials have not provided information on the cause of the explosion that took place in the Hubei province city of Shiyan.
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Biden Spends The Weekend Trying To Persuade G-7 Leaders To Push Back On China
President Biden has said China poses one of the biggest strategic challenges to the United States. At the G-7, he's tried to convince key allies to help push back against Beijing.
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Biden Urges G-7 Leaders To Call Out And Compete With China
Leaders of G-7 countries agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.
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